Today’s Agenda

on January 31, 2017

Okay, so I’ve been known to terrify people with my agendas.  You’ve seen them– what I do during the day, and it’s usually exhausting? Well, yesterday we went to a knitting workshop on color work with the amazing Franklin Habit, and we had the best fun!!  I learned a few things (speed swatching, garter jacquard–… Read More

Con Air

on January 27, 2017

Okay– so, it’s dumb. I was getting ready to fold clothes–and there’s ALWAYS a LOT of clothes. I used to call it the laundry monster, remember? We’d pull clothes out of the clean pile and wear them and feed them to the dirty pile and repeat the process? Well, anyway– trying to catch up with… Read More

Wednesday Evening

on January 26, 2017

So, I leave in two days, and I’m behind deadline and I’m a little sick and I’ve got a dozen things todo and whine whine whine whine who cares. Mostly, I had a normal day, and the most exceptional thing was that I got to talk to Aila, my aqua instructor, whom I haven’t seen… Read More

A Trip to the Doc’s

on January 25, 2017

I had my “lady parts” visit today– I’ve got a healthy family history, and with the exception of the weight I’m relatively healthy, so I get these about every two years.  In spite of the fact that Kaiser has been the closest thing to socialized medicine until the ACA, it’s gotten really human in the… Read More

So, what I’m trying to say is…

on January 24, 2017

There’s this sort of dance married people do sometimes. “Oh, I’m sorry dear–I’ll get the dishes.” “No, no– you’ve been cooking dinner for the last month. I’ll get them.” “But you’ve been busy with gaming and meetings and with helping Chicken with her broken car, I’ll get it.” “No, no– don’t worry. I’ll make it… Read More

MacBeth and Friday

on January 23, 2017

Today, in light of the thing that was inflicted on our nation on Friday, a lot of people were quoting George Orwell’s 1984. Now, 1984 is a favorite of mine–I used to teach a unit on that and Brave New World that I really really loved. But although those books deal with fascism and massive… Read More


on January 20, 2017

Today’s schedule: Wake up at 7:30 Take Squish to school at 8:30 Get home at 9:10 (with coffee and sausage burrito of course) Walk dogs, use the bathroom, leave at 9:50 Get to  Chicken’s at 10:15 Get Chicken to work a little bit late at 10:50 because we stopped to get her food, and she’d… Read More

Yarn Ends

on January 19, 2017

Okay– two things today, one old, one new: New: ZoomBoy has taken to calling the dogs “assles”, thinking that I won’t notice he’s really just copying ME when I call them assholes. I let him get away with it because A. Middle School, B. Mom swears all the time, what did I expect, and C…. Read More

Itsa Itsa Itsa… Dodge Caravan!

on January 18, 2017

Okay– the days have been quiet which doesn’t give me much blog-fodder, but I have a few things today. The first is I took the Odyssey in to get the back quarter repaired today–and realized I’d forgotten to reserve a rental car. I went to the rental car place–right next door to the repair shop–and… Read More

Coastal Magic

on January 17, 2017

So… I’m going to be at Coastal Magic in Daytona Beach, Florida, in a couple of weeks, and I’m excited. I’m going down a few days early, spending time with a friend who both writes and knits, and we’re going to attend a class given by Franklin Habit. Be still my heart! I can’t even… Read More